Gemma Madsen serves as a Senior Research Officer of the University of Newcastle, in the Mothers and Babies Research Center (MBRC) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), NSW, Australia. She graduated with the B.S. (honors) and M.S. degrees in biochemistry from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1974 and 1979, respectively. She then spent the next ten years in a managerial position in the business sector, before relocating to the Hunter region and returning to scientific research. Moreover, she joined the MBRC in 1995 as the Coordinator of the Randomized Nitric Oxide Tocolysis Trial (RNOTT) and as a Project Officer of the Targeted Institutional Links (TILs) Program. Concurrently, she earned the Ph.D. degree in 2008 and the focus of her studies was on the proposed mechanisms of estrogen activation and progesterone withdrawal in human parturition. She continues research into the regulation of progesterone action in human parturition.
Biography Updated on 3 July 2011